A popular German institution, Phantasialand south of Cologne contains everything a theme park visitor would expect: roller coasters, flume rides, wild west village, lake, Main Street (looks rather German) and sweating staff in character costumes.
It's all here and if there wasn't a 4,5-hour highway connection to Disneyland Paris just behind the park it would be even more impressive.
While it won't dazzle a theme park freak it makes for a good day out with the family!
Main Street, with a copy of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate at its end
Brandenburg Gate closer view
Phantasialand street view
Phantasialand Wild West town
Well-designed ride building
Housing a spinning roller coaster, among others
Spinning coaster at Phantasialand
River rapids ride with indoor sections
Suspended roller coaster at Phantasialand's Africa section
Pirates boat ride
Parallel lift hills at this log flume ride
Flume ride meets coaster
The eternally climbing Native American animatronic
Michael Jackson was here
Michael Jackson thrill ride coaster
Themed top spin ride
Near-contact with water
The classic Phantasialand lake